The Lady Bangca Rider of Bohol

Fancy a boat for an everyday ride?   While other people nowadays invest in bikes, motorcycles, and sidecars, former Transform participant Merabel from Bohol chose a boat as her go-to everyday transportation. Thanks to her husband, the 27-year-old housewife learned how to pilot a boat in just two days.  Merabel and her husband sell sea...

Kingly Treasures to Benefit the Ultra-poor 

Leon Gallery, the Philippines’ most trusted auction house, invites you to participate in an important segment of its The Kingly Treasures Auction on December 4, 2021, at 2 PM for a generous cause. Fifteen lots are up for bids to raise funds for the International Care Ministries’ humanitarian work for the “poorest of the poor” in the...

ICM in ZEP 2030 6th General Assembly Learning Sessions

This month, ICM took part in Zero Extreme Poverty PH 2030’s 6th General Assembly Learning sessions on poverty alleviation programs— our Director of Education Anna Alegre was one of the speakers for the education learning session: From School to Home; How might we create a better normal in education; our Strategic Partnership team taking the...
Uganda Women

A Woman Called Samosa

Known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is a land filled with stunning landscape, rich biodiversity, and serene beauty. However, despite the country’s vast natural wealth, more than half of  Ugandan households still experience poverty in the areas of finances, healthcare, and education. Ugandan women, in particular, experience the harsh effects of being ultra-poor. They...

US$1.91 million (HK$14.9M | PHP96.9M)  Raised in One Night to Change the Lives of the Ultra-Poor

International Care Ministries Annual Fundraising Banquet inspires hope with support from all over the globe  On October 28, 2021, International Care Ministries (ICM), a non-profit organization that empowers transformation in the lives of the ultra-poor, held its 17th fundraising banquet in Hong Kong — and its second virtual banquet — with unprecedented success. With the...
Philippine Art

Philippine Artists Give Art to Inspire Hope

Philippine artists donate their works in support of International Care Ministries’ transformational work with the ultra-poor. True art has the power to make a difference. It can influence thought, provoke strong emotion, impact culture, and even improve the lives of others. Many artists strive to make a difference through their work. This is especially true...

David Sutherland to Give a Talk at the American Chamber of Commerce on ICM’s EESG impact

ICM’s CEO David Sutherland will share and present ICM’s economic, environmental, social, and governance (EESG) impact at the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) on 21 October 2021, 10:00 to 11:30 AM on Zoom. AMCHAM is hosting a series of webinars these coming months to showcase its various NGO members in the light of the Philippines’...

Manning the frontlines during the pandemic

ICM’s work in the communities would not be possible without the help of our frontliners in this pandemic — our staff and pastor network. Many of them found themselves at the forefront of this crisis, wearing multiple hats to bring help to the poorest of the poor. Here are just a few of the stories...

Alliance for Peacebuilding #CreativityInCrisis Features ICM’s Chatbot

Alliance For Peace Building featured how ICM navigated the challenges COVID-19 presented to our programs and how we were able to use chatbots to creatively overcome these challenges. The chatbot assisted vulnerable populations in navigating the Philippine Department of Health’s COVID-19 algorithm while also serving as an “emotional tool” to prevent these communities from panicking...

ICM’s Dr. Lincoln Lau in Healthy Cities in SDG Era podcast

ICM’s Director of Research Dr. Lincoln Lau appears as a guest on Episode 8 of Healthy Cities in the SDG Era. It’s a podcast featuring the research conducted by faculty and students at the University of Toronto to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This podcast is co-hosted by Erica Di Ruggiero, Director of the Centre...